Reasons To Hate Arsenal

Sometimes I think that I’m a little easy on the “Big Four”. When I mention them on here (and, in keeping with the spirit of this little corner of the internet, I do try to keep it to a minimum), I tend to mention them as one entity – a single, four-headed beast, intent on swallowing up the whole of football and owning it all to ourselves, and occasionally allowing us a glimpse of what they’re up to, so long as they toe the party line and pay a premium rate for a premium product. It doesn’t really matter if they live near the King’s Road, in Salford, in north Liverpool or Islington – in the age of the global marketplace, you can make money from all four of the corners the the globe. There are plenty of reasons to praise them. They raise the profile of the English standard of the game. They provide most of the few good young English players that come through (though, it has to be said, not all of them by a long chalk). They… umm… make a lot of money (apart from Chelsea – they lose money hand over fist, but it doesn’t make any difference to them). But I’m not going to examine that on here. There are plenty of other places on the internet that will do that. Before hoards...

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